Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: the week’s best health and fitness deals, the recipe of the week smoked pork shoulder and butternut squash risotto. Also, everything you need to know about this year’s flu shot, how to make your body better at using oxygen, how yogurt can help limit heavy metal exposure, how Canadians view fitness, and how low carb diets can help increase blood sugar control.

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Blast from our past: Flu season is already kicking into gear. Here is everything you need to know about the 2014-2015 flu shot.

Why low sodium intakes are not ideal for athletes.

How to make your heart deliever oxygen to your body more effectively.

Tips for progressing your bench press.

Recipe of the week featuring: smoked pork shoulder. Also, don’t miss butternut squash risotto.

Best Weekly Health Deals

The Best Health and Fitness News This Week

Yogurt containing the probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus helped to decrease heavy metal toxins in the body such as mercury. The study was performed amongst locals in Tanzania in a region notorious for polutants in the envirionment. Both women and children saw a decrease in heavy metals in their blood.

Why people with blood sugar issues/diabetes don’t go on a low carbohydrate diet is beyond me. Multiple studies have shown, including this new one that low carbohydrate diets improve blood sugar control general health and bodily pain.

The physical benefits of exercise have been well documented but so have the numerous benefits of exercise on mental health; including stress relief. A recent survey of forty thousand Canadians found that only 40% of Canadians viewed exercise as a top priority for stress relief.

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock: the first United States’ victim of the Ebola virus has died.

Fall is upon us (finally, I can’t stand the heat). Here are fifteen superfoods to take advantage of during fall.

The Worst Health and Fitness News

In other Ebola news, and even more discomforting, is the lack of awareness countries outside of Africa are taking to the disease. Not only did the United States hospital in Dallas, Texas completely botch their diagnosis by sending a man home, the Spanish nursing assistant who was diagnosed with Ebola in Spain reportedly reported to healthcare practitioners she was experiencing symptoms before anyone did anything about it.